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A remote keyword server for the generic test automation Robot Framework.

npm install robotremoteserver
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A node.js module providing the robot framework remote library interface.


Install robot framework first. Then:

$ npm install robotremoteserver



var fs = require('fs')
var assert = require('assert')

 * Example of asynchronous keyword.
 * You can make asynchronous keywords just adding one last parameter `response`.
 * That's the callback to return, taking exactly one value:
 * - an instance of `Error` if the keyword failed
 * - arbitrary return value otherwise
 * Just count items in given directory.
 * @param path
 * @param response
function countItemsInDirectory(path, response) {
    fs.readdir(path, function (err, files) {
        response(err || files.length)
// The doc attribute is used for inspection on the command line of client. Optional.
countItemsInDirectory.doc = 'Returns the number of items in the directory specified by `path`.'
// Same for arguments, if you omit, a client will see meaningless enumerated names.
// Optional fi the keyword is synchronous (this is not the case).
countItemsInDirectory.args = ['path']

 * Example synchronous keyword.
 * You can make synchronous keywords omitting the args property or explicitly returning a value.
 * The return value must be !== `undefined` because non returning js function return `undefined`.
 * If you don't specify args property and there is no return value, you can use `null`.
 * @param str1
 * @param str2
function stringsShouldBeEqual(str1, str2) {
    console.log('Comparing \'%s\' to \'%s\'', str1, str2)
    assert.equal(str1, str2, 'Given strings are not equal')
// In this case you could have omitted the arguments since the keyword is synchronous.
stringsShouldBeEqual.args = ['str1', 'str2']

// Export keywords is a good idea when aggregating multiple keyword libraries.
exports.count_items_in_directory = countItemsInDirectory
exports.strings_should_be_equal = stringsShouldBeEqual

// Run this keyword library if the library itself is called explicitly.
if (!module.parent) {
    var robot = require('../lib/robotremoteserver')
    var server = new robot.RobotRemoteServer([exports], { host: 'localhost', port: 8270, allowStop: true })


*** Settings ***
Library    Remote    http://localhost:${PORT}

*** Variables ***
${HOST}    localhost
${PORT}    8270

*** Test Cases ***

Count Items in Directory
    ${items1} =    Count Items In Directory    ${CURDIR}
    ${items2} =    Count Items In Directory    ${TEMPDIR}
    Log    ${items1} items in '${CURDIR}' and ${items2} items in '${TEMPDIR}'

Failing Example
    Strings Should Be Equal    Hello    Hello
    Strings Should Be Equal    not      equal

Run the remote server:

$ node examplelibrary.js

The launch tests:

$ pybot remote_tests.txt


Released under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for the complete wording.

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